TribLIVE
Blogs | Sports | News
Bucco Blog

« Font size »
Decrease | Reset |Increase

February 24, 2009
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Phillies set lineup; no Paulino

BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates have not yet posted their lineup for tomorrow’s spring training opener against the Phightin’ Phils, but Philly Daily News beat writer David Murphy has dug up his team’s batting order: 1. Jimmy Rollins, ss; 2. …

February 24, 2009
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Luis Cruz injures hip

BRADENTON, Fla. — Backup infielder Luis Cruz sustained a strained left hip flexor during the first hour of today’s final workout at Pirate City. Cruz is expected to be out up to a week. • Manager John Russell, like the …

February 23, 2009
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Duke ready to go

BRADENTON, Fla. — Zach Duke is scheduled to throw just one inning Friday in his spring training debut. Other candidates for the rotation — Ian Snell, Paul Maholm, Ross Ohlendorf, Jason Davis, Tom Gorzelanny — will each make two-inning appearances. …

February 23, 2009
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Pitching assignments set

BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates have set their pitching assignments for the first four spring training games. • Wednesday: Chris Bootcheck, Matt Capps, Donnie Veal, Romulo Sanchez, Ron Uviedo, Juan Mateo, Craig Hansen, Evan Meek and Jesse Chavez will pitch …

February 22, 2009
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

LaRoche will miss spring opener

BRADENTON, Fla. — Third baseman Andy LaRoche, who’s resting a sore lower back, will miss Wednesday’s Grapefruit League opener against Philadelphia and likely also the next day’s game against Boston. “I doubt we’d just throw him out there in the …

February 21, 2009
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Extending Russell is the right move

BRADENTON, Fla. — Behind closed clubhouse doors, manager John Russell is not a screamer when things go wrong. “So you think,” Russell said, with a wink. Russell may appear to be stoic, but the players know how much the game …

February 21, 2009
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Pirates pick up Russell’s option

BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates this morning exercised the 2010 option for manager John Russell. “J.R. met or exceeded expectations in his first year as the Pirates manager,” GM Neal Huntington said. “His club worked hard to play the game …

February 20, 2009
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Price was right for Pedro

BRADENTON, Fla. — Reclining at his locker before the start of a morning workout, Pedro Alvarez was relaxed and personable. He smiled a lot, and there was genuine warmth in his voice. That changed when the questions turned to his …

February 20, 2009
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

LaRoche, Walker on the shelf

BRADENTON, Fla. — Today’s workout will get under way without a pair of third basemen, Andy LaRoche and Neil Walker. LaRoche is sitting out for the second straight day after having back spasms Wednesday. It’s a smart decision, since temperatures …

February 19, 2009
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Coonelly’s speech

BRADENTON, Fla. — Today’s round of workouts at Pirate City was about as mundane as possible. Pitchers worked on pitchouts, as well as the always exciting “sudden-look-at-first-base-and-hold-the-ball-in-the-air” drill. Most of the players were done in about two hours. There were …

 
Other blogs
Sports: Rob Rossi | Steel Mill | Chipped Ice | Bucco Blog | iPreps | Pitt Locker Room | Penn State Sports | Trailing Off
News: This Just In | Trib List | ICycle  


» Top TribLIVE.com Sports
» Top TribLIVE.com News
» Top TribLIVE.com Breaking News